The meeting of the ECOWAS Presidential Working Group opens this Wednesday, February 21, 2018, in Accra. Presidents Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire and Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger (the Presidential Task Force) must adopt a new roadmap to accelerate the process of creation of the single currency of the Economic Community of West African States.
These four heads of state will have to decide on the documents drafted by some forty regional experts during the working sessions of January 17, 18 and 19, in Abuja. At the previous meeting held on 24 October 2017 in Niamey, Niger, the Presidential Task Force instructed the Ministerial Committee to organize a meeting within 3 months, during which a new roadmap would be submitted to the Heads of State. State and Government members of the Presidential Task Force.
As a reminder, the idea of the single currency was launched in the early 2000s with the aim of using in 2020 by all member countries of ECOWAS a single currency.